Monday, March 29, 2010

Website Link: Knock Off Wood

I'll get back to posting projects of my own soon (I've actually done a few... I just haven't had the time to write the blog entries yet), but for now I'm sharing a link to another blog: Knock Off Wood.

The site gives you all the measurements, supplies lists, and instructions to easily create your own versions of popular furniture pieces. Say you want some Billy bookcases from Ikea but want to make sure they'll be made of something stronger than particle board... they've got some pretty darn simple instructions for that. How about a version of Ikea's Expedit or West Elm's Rolling Storage? They've got that too.

Because the blog outlines simple do-it-yourself furniture that means the vast majority of it is in a modern style, so if your home says more "antique" than "clean and simple lines", than this might not be the perfect site for you. However, if you've got a few tools and have always wanted higher-end modern furniture for around the cost of the particle board versions, this site is a godsend.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Link: How to sew your own duvet cover

Can't seem to find just the right duvet cover? Make one yourself with this easy set of instructions from Design*Sponge. My favorite part of the tutorial: the suggestion to purchase two sheet sets to use as the duvet fabric. If you find cute sheets on sale this could be a way cheaper option than buying 10 yards of fabric.